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I have a new printer plugged into the computer via the usb port, but the computer isn't picking it up. The drivers are installed, but the computer won't pick up the printer

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1. unplug the device via the USB cord and then connect it again
2. Shut down the PC an restart it after 10 seconds
3. After restart go in to the print setup and see if you have the printer device showing
as a usb printer / it also should show in the task bar on the bottom right as USB devices
installed.
4. If you have Windows 7 it may be that the drivers may need to be up graded
they may be in Vista or Windows XP drivers. There for the Operating System may not
recognize the device. Check your printer instruction manual for the correct requirements

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I would try plugging in another usb device to see if the connecter works or try another port.
falling that try windows update.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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